Prince Charles Talks About His Lifelong Love Of Gardening
In a recent interview on a British radio show, Prince Charles talked about how his passion for gardening began when he was a young boy! The royal looked back on a sweet memory from growing up with his sister Princess Anne, and shared why he considers horticulture important today. See what he said here!
Prince Charles is known to love the environment, and the royal's love of horticulture began at a young age! On a British radio show, the Prince of Wales recently talked about spending time gardening with his sister, Princess Anne.
Prince Charles talks growing vegetables with Princess Anne
Charles' comments came during an appearance on a new episode of Simon Armitage's show The Poet Laureate Has Gone to His Shed. He said that the two of them "had a little vegetable patch in the back of some border somewhere," and found it "great fun" trying to grow various vegetables together, including tomatoes.
He also mentioned the palace's "splendid" gardener at the time, a man named named Mr. Nutbeam. Charles said that Mr. Nutbeam was around to assist him and Princess Anne while they cultivated their own garden at Buckingham Palace as children. Today, Charles has continued to advocate for sustainability and keep up the palace garden!
Later on in the interview, the Prince of Wales acknowledged the value of "eating what you have grown," saying he believes "it is so important to find ways of encouraging children to grow vegetables and things at school." Charles doesn't just talk about sustainability— he's often found practicing what he preaches! At the end of July, the royal showed his support for a conservation project in Sandringham.